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Showing Grade 5, Unit 8d, Statehood: West and Southwest
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Alamo de Parras

http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/adp/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The history of the Alamo begins long before 1836. It is the story of a thriving community whose citizens lived and died within the shadow of the mission's walls. Built by Spanish priests and their Indian converts, the mission San Antonio de Valero later became the home to the Spanish soldiers whose company name, Alamo de Parras, became the new identity for the site. Standard 5.8.5, 5.8.6 and 8.8.6

Comments: This might be a useful site for a 4-5 combination class to make a comparison of the California and Texas missions.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 132

Images of the American West and Civil War

http://www.treasurenet.com/images/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This extensive collection of images is indexed by subject and state. It includes images of the Civil War as well as many aspects of life in the American West. Standards 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 5.8.1, 8.8.2, and 8.10 (general)

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1690

Pictures of the Mexican War

http://www.dmwv.org/mexwar/mwart/prints.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This a large collection of paintings and illustrations dealing with Mexican-American War. Standards 4.3.5, 5.8.6 and 8.8.6

Comments: This a large, but organized, site. With so much to offer, students will need time to view thumbprints.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2451

The US-Mexican War

http://www.dmwv.org/mexwar/mexwar1.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This large site offers text, images, documents, maps, and links concerning the Mexican-American War. While the text is rather long at times, and the documents tough reading for some 4th grades, overall this site contains valuable resouces for research. Standards 4.3.5, 5.8.6 and 8.8.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3106

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=26

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848, ended the war between the United States and Mexico. By its terms, Mexico ceded 55 percent of its territory, including parts of present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah, to the United States. By its terms the treaty changed the furtures of both nations and of the people who lived in those territories that changed ownership. Standards 4.3.5, 5.8.6 and 8.8.6

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 3207

U.S. - Mexican War

http://www.dmwv.org/mexwar/mexwar1.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a great site for teachers and students to find primary source documents, images and a concise history of the Mexican-American War. Included is a collection of selected speeches, legislation, battle reports, and letters that were written during the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848 and may be printed and used in the classroom. Standards: 4.3.0, 5.8.6 and 8.8.6

Comments: To find all of these materials in the same place is wonderful for creating document-based questions or class research projects. There is a special section for California.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3239

Water and the Desert: The Colorado River

http://www.desertusa.com/colorado/explorriver/du_explorrv.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Part of the award-winning Desert USA site, this page is an introduction to the geography of the Colorado River and to a virual tour of the key points and dams along this important lifeline in the West. Standards 4.1.4, 5.8.2, 5.8.4, and 8.8.4

Comments: This site links to much more information about the Southwest and about geography.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3417

Covered Wagon to California: Diary of Harriet Booth Griswold, 1859

http://www.ccnet.com/~laplaza/Griswold/Griswold.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is the transcription of the dairy of Harriet Booth Griswold's trip to California. It records events from April to October 1859 beginning in Illinois and ending in "Sacramento City." You will be especially interested in her observations of the landscape. The transcriber has made hotlinks to maps and other sources throughout the diary text. Standard 4.4.3 and 5.8.1

Comments: The format is not eye-appealing but the primary source information and linked material is fascinating and very useful.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 832

Interactive Santa Fe Trail

http://www.kansasheritage.org/research/sft/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Research the history of the Santa Fe Trail to find out where it went, who traveled it and when, and why they went West this way at this Kansas Heritage site. . Standard 5.8.4, 8.8.2, and 8.8.3

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1741

Pioneer 1848-1868 Companies

http://heritage.uen.org/pioneers/historical.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This timeline of pioneer movement along the Mormon trail has facinating accounts from diaries and letters of the movement west. Standards 4.4.3, 5.8.2, and 8.8.2

Comments: Developed by the Heritage Foundation of Utah for their Sesquicentennial.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2459

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